Integrity and
Compliance Office

Ethics and Compliance Program

Compliance Responsibility and Accountability Matrix


The Compliance Responsibility and Accountability Matrix lists the federal and state regulations applicable to institutions of higher education and other VCU activities. It provides leadership and management awareness of the requirements and identifies the individuals with Operational and Functional responsibility for compliance.

Those with Operational responsibility (1) implement policies and procedures to enable compliance with these regulations, (2) implement corrective actions when necessary, and (3) provide reports to the relevant Functional lead or respective vice president about compliance issues requiring attention.

Those with Functional responsibility might also be referred to as the "compliance officer" in a specific area and have the responsibility to (1) develop appropriate policies and procedures to enable compliance with the regulations, (2) train and communicate on compliance issues, (3) maintain required documentation (e.g., of training completed), (4) use feedback (including detected violations) to make improvements, (5) recommend corrective action as appropriate, and (6) provide reports to the university chief ethics and compliance officer or respective vice president about compliance issues requiring attention.

Click here to print, sort or view the spreadsheet below in a new window. For questions, please call 828-2336 or email ucompliance@vcu.edu.

For additional information related to regulations affecting university operations, please explore the Higher Education Compliance Alliance Regulatory Compliance Matrix. This matrix can be sorted by topic or deadline. Additionally, through this external resource, you can browse the Higher Education Opportunity Act by topic and sort by publication date.

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